Re: 2002 Manual Climate Control Problem
Hi Sandy, no cutting necessary for now. You only have to determine where the problem is to know where to go from there. If you can move the blend door easily by hand from where the actuator normally connects (never tried this myself, so don't know what is normal force and what is excessive) (also try this with fan on, to feel the difference), then most probably the problem lays with the actuator. If the door is hard to move, you could try some lubricant like WD40 or alike on the blend door rotating shaft, eventhough you can only reach one side. You probably need some kind of tool to put on the blend door axle to move it, but check for binding and/or hard to move.
If it is hard to move and the lubrication didn't help, then you could decide to go the heater treater way and cut an opening in the HVAC housing to get access to the blend door.